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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Residual Tonsil?: When a tonsillectomy is performed, frequently a small portion, usually at the base, remains. This can be the site of recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Please see a doctor-: Your question is very important- your description is concerning and will need more dialogue that is better done in front of a doctor in a clinic or hospital- not in this forum. Please see your doctor.. ...Read more

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I have fever with nodules it seems to be fleshy in my throat?

I have fever with nodules it seems to be fleshy in my throat?

Maybe infection: Fever, swollen glands in the neck, and enlarged tonsils can be a strep throat infection (which would need antibiotics such as penicillin or amoxicillin) or can be a viral infection such as mono. A doctor can check and do a rapid strep test from swabbing the mucus on the throat (the test takes 5 minutes). ...Read more

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I have around 5+ large, fleshy colored bumps on the back of my throat. Could they be warts? Or what are they? I don't have tonsils, if that helps.

I have around 5+ large, fleshy colored bumps on the back of my throat. Could they be warts? Or what are they? I don't have tonsils, if that helps.

R/O HPV: HPV ARE A GROUP OF VIRUSES THAT CAUSE LESIONS ON THE VAGINAL/PENILE/ORAL/RECTAL MUCOSA. YOU NEED TO BE EXAMINED BY AN ENT AND HAVE A BX OR EXCISION IF INDICATED. SOME STRAINS INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER. ...Read more

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Pain sternum Fleshy lumps back of throat Feels something in my pipe but not always same place White specks in saliva?

Pain sternum Fleshy lumps back of throat Feels something in my pipe but not always same place White specks in saliva?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are nonspecific and more description of symptoms is needed to make a diagnosis. Is there throat soreness, cough, trouble swallowing food, heartburn? How long have you had these symptoms? If a day or two, a viral upper respiratory tract infection is likely and should run its course in several days. See your physician if not improved. ...Read more

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Pain sternum Fleshy lumps at back of throat White specks in saliva Sometimes feels as if there's something in my pipe but not always same place?

Could be yeast: This coudl be a yeast infection. Yeast can occur by itself or with other medical conditions. You would be wise to have your physician check this out to see if it is yeast or something else. ...Read more

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Had my tonsils taken out 6 months ago. Now I have this big bubble thing on the back of my throat. It started off fleshy, and now its white. Any ideas?

Had my tonsils taken out 6 months ago. Now I have this big bubble thing on the back of my throat. It started off fleshy, and now its white. Any ideas?

Not without seeing: Please call the surgeon who removed your tonsils and make an appointment. You should be examined asap. You have an problem involving your airway; you don't want things to go awry. ...Read more

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I have these fleshy bumps in the back of my throat, and also a bump with a white head behind my tonsils what is it?

I have these fleshy bumps in the back of my throat, and also a bump with a white head behind my tonsils what is it?

Difficult to know: Without seeing these and being able to perform a full exam it is nearly impossible to tell what they are with any accuracy. If it is behind your tonsil the potential for a retrotonsillar abscess with major complications exists, and strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a fleshy lump behind my palatopharyngeal arch on the right side since 1 week. It looks bigger and redder than the left side. Throat irritated?

I have a fleshy lump behind my palatopharyngeal arch on the right side since 1 week. It looks bigger and redder than the left side. Throat irritated?

Otolaryngologist: Although it is an uncommon site for one, I would be concerned about the presence of an abscess. Therefore I recommend that you be examined by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Yellow dot next to swollen fleshy colored skin in throat...No cold symptoms just trouble/pain swallowing...Any suggestions?

Yellow dot next to swollen fleshy colored skin in throat...No cold symptoms just trouble/pain swallowing...Any suggestions?

Yes....: ....See your doctor. It may be viral or it may be bacterial. If it's bacterial (strep throat, for example) it needs to be treated to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Painless red/fleshy pea-sized lump on Rh side of throat where tonsil should be. Tonsils removed age 8. Throbbing sensation in neck in lymph area?

A Few Possibilities: Even with removal of tonsils there can be residual portions of the tonsil left behind that respond to allergies and infection with swelling. It could also be what we call an anterior cervical chain lymph node. Most of the time swollen tonsils and lymph nodes indicate an inflammatory process somewhere in the head and neck. If it's not better by now, you need to see a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Looked at throat with torch. Below my right tonsil, there looks to be a fleshy lump. I have a cold cough and a runny nose | I'm female and 17

Looked at throat with torch. Below my right tonsil, there looks to be a fleshy lump. I have a cold cough and a runny nose | I'm female and 17

Viral Pharyngitis: Fall/Winter is when we see an increase in viral illness in the northern hemisphere, and your constellation of symptoms sound consistent with a Viral Pharyngitis, or a viral inflammation of your throat. The fleshy bump is likely mild swelling of your tonsil area, or even could be a fold of tissue you just haven't noticed before. Cancer would be extremely unlikely, but you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days. Tonsils red/swollen. Just Spit up (did not cough) quarter size fleshy white mass covered in blood. Bumpy texture. No odor.

Sore throat for 3 days. Tonsils red/swollen. Just Spit up (did not cough) quarter size fleshy white mass covered in blood. Bumpy texture. No odor.

Tonsilitis: Without being able to see this it makes it very difficult to comment on. Any time, however, that you are having bleeding from an infected site it strongly suggests a need for professional assessment. See your family doctor or an ENT specialist and get examined. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fleshy bump on forehead after a red bump at hairline showed. Next had swollen lymph nodes jaw, neck, behind ears. Bump's moving. Week ago. What is this?

Fleshy bump on forehead after a red bump at hairline showed. Next had swollen lymph nodes jaw, neck, behind ears. Bump's moving. Week ago. What is this?

Bumps: The presence of lymph node enlargement as describes suggests that the head and neck is fighting an infection. The original hairline lump was likely to be the sourse of the infection.
The persistence of a lump after this amount of time needs review by a doctor. Probably this can be addressed by your primary care/family medicine doctor. ...Read more

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There's a small growth like lump in the back of my throat that's starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

There's a small growth like lump in the back of my throat that's starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

Probably not.: It doesn't sound dangerous, although I am not sure what you are seeing. Yellow lumps make me think of pus? but it may well be a local area of altered lining due to inflammation or some kind of injury. If it is wedged in or near the tonsil it may be a clump of particles which can be dislodged by gargling. ...Read more

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I noticed a small, white, cyst like growth in my throat, under my left tonsil, protruding out of the side of the wall. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Generally anything like this you should see a primary care doctor or ear nose and throat for specific diagnosis and treatment. Generally if you're having difficulty swallowing drooling or stiff neck seek emergency treatment ...Read more

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I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there.?

I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there.?

Second Opinion: If concerned it's a good idea to talk to more than one doctor. More than 50% of all doctor office visits are for ENT problems. Some ENT specialists limit their practices to one of super-specialty area. ENT's inclinations are important and many time a second opinion helps to conclude at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should the skin beneath a gential wart scab look like after scab has fallen off? Should there be a small hole or fleshy growth- under it?

What should the skin beneath a gential wart scab look like after scab has fallen off? Should there be a small hole or fleshy growth- under it?

Genital warts: Genital warts generally look like fleshy growths. If you are concerned that you may have genital warts or another sexually transmitted infection, you should make an appointment to be seen by a physician for a pelvic exam. Please avoid sex until evaluated, to avoid spreading any infection to partners. In the future, please practice safer sex with condoms. ...Read more

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I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

I had dengue hemorrhagic 2 years ago. Afterwards, 2 neck lymph nodes small, mobile, squishy size of MMs still. No growth since. Dr. said normal?

Nodes: Dengue is a serious disease. The body fights many diseases by trapping damaged cells/etc in lymph nodes which causes them to swell. Sometimes they stay swollen for a variety of reasons. Your doc is right. This is a normal finding under the circumstances. ...Read more